John Huntingdon (preacher)

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John Huntingdon (fl. 16th. century) was an English Protestant preacher. He was a client of Mary Fitzroy, and "one of London's most popular and most effective preachers."[1]

Initially Huntingdom was a religious conservative, writing a pamphlet under the pseudonym "Ponce Pantolabus" against evangelicals.[2] The Genealogy of Heresy (modern spelling), it was in verse, published c. 1542; and is not now extant.[3][4] There was a reply by John Bale, in 1545.[5] Huntingdon was one of those who stood witness against the Scottish reformer Alexander Seton.[4]

Not long after his pamphlet, Huntingdon became a reformer.[6] The Privy Council had him arrested in 1553.[7]

Under Elizabeth I, Huntingdon became a canon of Exeter Cathedral.[8] He had the backing of English supporters of the Genevan reforms.[9] By now known as a radical, he was one of those for whom Richard Martin stood surety.[10]


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  2. ^ Ryrie, Alec (2003-10-09). The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation. Cambridge University Press. p. 75. ISBN 9781139440554. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Jane (2006-02-23). John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak. Clarendon Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780199273607. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Strype, John (1816). Ecclesiastical memorials: relating chiefly to religion, and its reformation under the reigns of King Henry VIII, King Edward VI, and Queen Mary the First; with the appendixes containing the original papers, records, etc. S. Bagster. p. 593. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Skelton, John (1856). The Poetical Works of John Skelton. Little, Brown and Company. p. cxxiii. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Peter; Ryrie, Alec (2002-05-30). The Beginnings of English Protestantism. Cambridge University Press. p. 90. ISBN 9780521003247. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  7. ^ Hyde, Jenni (2018-02-15). Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England. Taylor & Francis. p. 219. ISBN 9781351372992. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Ryrie, Alec (2003-10-09). The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation. Cambridge University Press. p. 102. ISBN 9781139440554. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  9. ^ Usher, Brett (2017-03-02). William Cecil and Episcopacy, 1559–1577. Taylor & Francis. p. 24. ISBN 9781351872898. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  10. ^ Taylor, Stephen (1999). From Cranmer to Davidson: A Church of England Miscellany. Boydell & Brewer. p. 59 note 49. ISBN 9780851157429. Retrieved 30 March 2018.